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Optional Teleophthalmology Track

XLV Inter-American Course in Clinical Ophthalmology (CURSO)

Optional Session II

To register for this optional session, please select when registering for Curso.

Phygital Eye Care Workshop

Virtual Eyecare

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

MACC 1, 2ND Floor, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport and Convention Center

Course Coordinator and Moderator


Giselle Ricur, MD, MBA, MSc, FATA
Executive Director, Virtual Care
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami

Registration Fee:
Registration fee includes lunch.
*Must be registered for the main event to be able to register for this session.

Simultaneous translation (English-Spanish) available

Workshop Overview
This workshop focuses on the practical aspects of the implementation of virtual applications in ophthalmological care processes, in a post-pandemic context.
A panel of experts will analyze the new scenario posed by the post-pandemic, as well as the current state of telehealth technologies with their interaction and integration in the provision of high-quality eye care services.
By the end of the session, participants will be able to identify which of the demonstrated technologies can be useful to them in their professional practices.

      • Evolution of virtual care
      • Virtual triage
      • "Robotic" offices
      • Remote patient monitoring
      • Artificial intelligence
      • Extended reality

Guest Faculty

Prof. Dr. Alexandre Chater Taleb

Alexandre Chater Taleb, MD, PhD
Hospital de Olhos de Aparecida de Goiânia/GO
Goias, Brazil

Jay Sanders

The Global Telemedicine Group
McLean, VA, USA

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Faculty
Alana Lee Grajewski, MD
Ranya Habash, MD
Carlos E. Mendoza Santiesteban, MD
Giselle Ricur, MD, MBA, MSc, FATA
Natalie Townsend, OD

Program is subject to change

12:30 pm Welcome Remarks
Eduardo Alfonso, MD
12:35 Virtual Care: How Did it Begin and Where Will it End?
12:50 How to Implement a Virtual Triage Program?
Natalie Townsend, OD 
1:00 How to Equip my Virtual Examining Room
Alexandre Charter Taleb, MD, PhD
1:10 How to Optimize a Comprehensive Eye Exam?
Carlos E. Mendoza Santiesteban, MD 
1:20 How to Remotely Monitor my Patients?
Alana L. Grajewski, MD 
1:30 How Can I Use AI in Ophthalmology?
Ranya Habash, MD 
1:40 How Can I Incorporate the Metaverse in Ophthalmology?
Giselle Ricur, MD, MBA, MSc, FATA 
1:50 Questions and Answers
2:00 Adjourn